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November 01, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Plant scientists at Iowa State University have shed new light on a genetic pathway that influences both plant growth and disease resistance, making it a promising target for breeding new crop varieties that can fight pathogens without sacrificing performance.
 

June 18, 2018

New research led by Jianming Yu, agronomy, identifies clear patterns in how plants react to different environments that could lead to new ways of predicting crop performance.

June 18, 2018

A new federally funded center of excellence led by ISU scientists will analyze various structures and mechanisms in the swine genome with the goal of allowing pork producers to predict with greater accuracy the traits in their herds.

June 15, 2018

First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a

selection of papers published in Disease Models & Mechanisms,

helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their

papers. Laura Schultz is first author on 'Epigenetic regulators Rbbp4

May 29, 2018

AMES, Iowa – For three Iowa State University graduate students, winning the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge was more than an honor – it meant they could help reduce food waste in their homeland.  The Iowa State team received $5,000 on May 20 for its proposal to improve the shelf life

May 25, 2018

Plant pathology and microbiology faculty have started moving their offices and labs into their new home in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB), which also will house portions of the entomology and genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) departments.  Unlike most of his c

May 21, 2018

Five faculty from CALS departments were honored May 2 for their service as mentors. The Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program.

May 21, 2018

Plant pathology and microbiology faculty have started moving their offices and labs into their new home in the Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB), which also will house portions of the entomology and genetics, development and cell biology (GDCB) departments.  Unlike most of his c

May 21, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Exploring the genome of an animal that’s been extinct for 65 million years has its challenges. But studying that animal’s living relatives might be the next best thing.  

May 07, 2018

A soybean rust video produced under the scientific and editorial guidance of Thomas Baum, Daren Mueller and Steven Whitham, plant pathology and microbiology, has been selected by the international World Media Festival jury to receive an Intermedia-Globe Silver Aw

April 05, 2018

AMES, Iowa – For Aileen Keating, the scientific process is a mystery waiting to be unraveled.

March 26, 2018

Amy Toth, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar to support her upcoming sabbatical studies at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue in Bariloche, Argentina.

March 26, 2018

Wendel Named 2019 Fulbright Scholar; Will Hold Positions in London, Madrid

February 26, 2018

Des Moines Register.  February 25, 2018. 

January 25, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Though you’ve never met Majd Abdulghani, you may already know her – her voice, at least.  Abdulghani is from Saudi Arabia.

January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University scientists will contribute to a new effort to map the genomes of 26 lines of corn, an ambitious project that will allow plant breeders and farmers to harness the crop’s vast genetic diversity.

January 09, 2018

Daniela Flores, a doctoral student in interdepartmental genetics, is the first ISU graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

January 09, 2018

Richard Willham, emeritus professor in animal science, died Dec. 31. He was 85. Willham received a master’s degree in animal breeding and a doctorate from ISU. He served on the faculty in the animal science department, and in 1979 became a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture.

January 09, 2018

Patrick Schnable, agronomy and director of the Plant Sciences Institute, helped test applications of graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops.

December 18, 2017

Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from Matthew Hufford, ecology, evolution and organ

December 11, 2017

An online database built by ISU scientists, including Walter Moss, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, provides a new tool with which researchers can study human biology.

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